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Concerned About a Loss in Focus on Black Women in the Epidemic, HIV Activists Launch an Action Plan of Their Own

Angela Davis, Stacey Abrams, and others talk HIV and social justice at the Paradigm Shift summit in Atlanta.

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The Guard Is Changing at the Nation’s Biggest LGBTQ Youth Shelter

Carl Siciliano and Alex Roque talk about the first leadership turnover at New York City’s Ali Forney Center since its 2002 founding.

TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

Activists Lead Trans March for Visibility in DC credit Stephen Hicks

Trans Activists Demonstrate for End to Violence and Discrimination at Landmark National March

The National Trans Visibility March on Washington, D.C. brought thousands to the nation's capital to advocate for trans lives and an end to violence and discrimination.

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Why We Need Pride in the Face of Worldwide Oppression, Violence, and HIV

"As we observe this Pride season," writes international HIV advocate George Ayala, "let's embrace human rights and gender equity as inherently critical prerequisites to ending the AIDS pandemic."

Lyle Muns speaks with Mark S. King

Sex Worker Lyle Muns on the Emancipation of People With HIV

"My time in Amsterdam for the 2018 International AIDS Conference has proven that this fascinating city is certainly more 'sex positive' than most," Mark S. King notes.

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What Sex Workers Have to Say About HIV After FOSTA/SESTA

Despite its promise of protecting victims of exploitation, sex workers themselves say they're paying the price for irresponsible anti-trafficking legislation.

Advocates Respond to Ongoing Attacks on Rights of Adult-Oriented Industries Img

Advocates Respond to Ongoing Attacks on Rights of Adult-Oriented Industries

"As representatives of sex workers rights and our allies, we reject the continued legal attacks on sex workers in erroneous retaliations in the pretext of suppressing human trafficking," the Desiree Alliance states.

Confront the Laws and Policing Policies, Beyond HIV Criminalization, That Encourage HIV Transmission Img

Confront the Laws and Policing Policies, Beyond HIV Criminalization, That Encourage HIV Transmission

With the growing success in repealing HIV-specific statutes, it's time for advocates to look at the larger context of criminalization's encouragement of HIV transmission, says Kate D'Adamo, national policy advocate at the Sex Workers Project.

Sex Workers React to the UN's 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS Img

Sex Workers React to the UN's 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS

This month, the UN adopted a political declaration based around the theme of "Fast-Track, End AIDS." So why does Derek J. Demeri say it is a joke to those who represent communities impacted by HIV, including sex workers?